From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
600 Newton Rd
Iowa City IA , 52241
United States
Derek Johnson is the primary contact.
Phone: 319-335-4997
Resource URL:
Region: Midwest

Description: This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful, hands-on information that can be applied in their practices. Objectives: Participants will be able to: • Define and describe evidence-based public health • Identify a public health need and formulate an answerable question • Locate and search applicable literature and resources • Understand the importance of evaluation and locate helpful resources

Experience Level: Beginning
Continuing Education Experience: None
CE Contact Hours: 1
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Evidence Based Health Care, NLM Databases, Reference Resources & Services, Subject Specific Resources
Course Type: e-Learning, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: Participants will gain understanding of the evidence-based public health process and use the process for their work and research.


Welcome/Introductions							12:00 – 12:05 p.m. 

Overview of EBPH							12:05 – 12:15 p.m.  

Community Assessment							12:15 – 12:25 p.m. 

Formulating the Question / Statement                                    12:25 – 12:35 p.m.   

Finding & Searching the Literature pt. 1 			        12:35 – 12:45 p.m. 

Evaluations of Interventions						12:45 – 12:55 p.m.

Questions/Wrap-up/Evaluations 						12:55 – 1:00 p.m. 

Need for This Course: Network members requested evidence-based public health training.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, and Slides.

Participant Materials: PowerPoint presentation

Facility Requirements: Computer lab, computer and projector

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